Sligo came to a standstill yesterday as some young traditional Irish dancers took to the streets. The young performers from the Cos Cos Sean-Nós Dance Company marked the Sligo Fleadh Cheoil open day with a performance on Hyde Bridge. They helped showcase the more than 100 events set to take place during the 10-day event from August 9 to 16.
Last year, the event attracted up to 390,000 visitors, worth an estimated €80m to the area.
Fleadh chairman Bartley Gavin those figures are expected to rise this year. Up to 1,800 local people are set to volunteer at the event. For more, see www.fleadhcheoil.ie